Information and Assistance

DORMITORIES/STUDIOS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PARDUBICE

 

For detailed information go to: http://www.upce.cz/english/services/accommodation.html

The contact person to assist you is

Petra Macháňová

Accommodation Centre – Pavilion D

E-mail: petra.machanova@upce.cz

Tel: +420 466 036 624


 

IF YOU WANT YOUR OWN APARTMENT

 

  • The Office of International Affairs and Development of the University of Pardubice can put you in touch with real estate agents who speak English. Do not hesitate to contact Caroline Novák-Jolly.(caroline.novak-jolly@upce.cz)

 

  • One of the most professional and well known web pages to avoid brokers fee is: „Bezrealitky.cz”

https://www.bezrealitky.cz/

“BezRealitky” is a website in the Czech language only, but the following translations will help you with your research: 

Typ Inzerátu: (= Type of advertisement)

- Nabídka pronájem (= Rent offer)

- Nabídka spolubydlení (= Offer to share an apartment)

Typ nemovitosti: (= Type of property)

- Byt (= Flat)

- Dům (= House)

Lokalita: (= Place)

Then you can go to into the details sections and choose:

Garsoniera (= a studio/one room flat)

1+ kk (= One room + a kitchenette)

1+1 ( = One room + a kitchen) etc.

 

  • The most professional and recognized web page where real estate agents advertise new flats/houses (to rent or buy) is “sreality.cz”: https://www.sreality.cz/en

 

Once you find your flat, the rental agreement will probably be in Czech. The Office of International Affairs and Development of the University of Pardubice can recommend a certified translator into English or other languages.

Caroline Novak-Jolly

Department of International Affairs and Developement

 

 

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Pardubice is close to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It takes only 55 minutes by train to travel to and from Prague!

The city has good and frequent transport connections to all the surrounding areas and major cities; therefore, Pardubice is a relatively easy city to reach. 

 

Pro Tip: To find your way in each Czech city (on foot, by bus, by car… etc.), we recommend the websites „Mapy.cz“and „idos.cz“

 


HOW TO GET FROM THE PRAGUE AIRPORT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PARDUBICE (UPa)

The cheapest option from the Prague Airport to the centre is to go by bus. For detailed information click here

 


 

BUS/TRAIN CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PARDUBICE AND OTHER CZECH CITIES

Click on this link :http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlakyautobusy/spojeni/

English version is available.

There is a mobile application (in English) of this website.

For IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/cz/app/j%C3%ADzdn%C3%AD-%C5%99%C3%A1dy-idos/id473503749?mt=8

For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.mafra.jizdnirady&hl=cs

 


 

PULIC TRANSPORT IN PARDUBICE

  • To get the bus/tram line connections go to: http://www.dpmp.cz/en/
  • You have 3 options to buy your bus ticket in Pardubice:

             -At points of sale (i.e. Traficon …), or  from ticket vending machines: It costs 16 CZK.

             -From the driver directly on the bus: The price is 25 CZK.

             -By an SMS: The price is 25 CZK for a 45-60 minute trip. To buy your ticket by an SMS:

                   1/ You need a Czech mobile operator

                   2/ The passenger types an SMS message with the text: DPMP

                       This way is charged as an ordinary SMS in accordance with the tariff of the particular operator.

                  3/ Send the message to number 90206

This phone number is the same for all types of mobile tickets and for all Czech mobile operators.

The passenger receives the SMS ticket, within 2 minutes of sending the ordering SMS.

* A transfer ticket for 25 CZK is valid for 45 minutes on working days. On Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays it is valid for 60 minutes.

 

  • If you don‘t want to buy individual bus tickets, get the Pardubice Card.

For more information about the Pardubice Card go to: http://www.dpmp.cz/en/whatIs.html

The contact point to collect your card is:

Zákaznické centrum Dopravní podnik města Pardubic (DPMP)

Pernerova 442, Pardubice

(you will find it in the city centre)

The Pardubice Card is convenient and easy to use, and also it is more economical if you use the Parbubice public transport on a daily basis.

Once you have your card, you can charge it at the collection point at Zákaznické centrum DPMP (see above), at the Tourist Information Center or on-line.

For more info about the the Tourist Information Center, go to  http://www.visitpardubice.com/

 


 

TRAVELING BY BIKE IN PARDUBICE

If you like cycling, Pardubice is the right place for you!

The city is flat and bike-friendly with a dense network of cycling paths. Sometimes it is faster to travel by bike than by bus or by car.

If you plan to rent or buy a bicycle, go to: http://esn.upce.cz/content/traveling-pardubice.

 

Caroline Novak-Jolly

Department of International Affairs and Developement

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The Czech Republic still uses cash transactions a lot for everyday purchases (in small shops, cafés etc.). However, the use of debit and credit cards (including contactless payment) is becoming relatively widespread and cards are accepted in all supermarkets, tourist attractions, and in many restaurants.

Internet banking is commonly used. Most employers transfer wages/salaries directly to a Czech bank account and many everyday transactions are also made using direct debit transactions. Czech people do not use cheques at all, but most banks recognise traveller´s cheques and are able to redeem them.

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

 

If you are a foreigner and want to open a bank account

-EU citizens are usually required to present an identification document valid in the EU (ID card or passport) and a second piece of identification, a document such as their birth certificate, driving license, or Czech residence card.

-For citizens from non-EU countries the main piece of ID must be their passport, accompanied SOMETIMES by their Czech residence permit, and then a further piece of identification (such as birth certificate or driving license). Banks always prefer documents that have your photograph on them.

 

Note: Each bank has its own rules/policies. What can work or be accepted for one bank might be different or refused by another bank. It is better to go directly to the bank and work with them to open your account.

The Office of International Affairs and Development of the University of Pardubice can accompany you to help you open your bank account.

 

Caroline Novak-Jolly

Department of International Affairs and Developement

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